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House Research has completed the brief of amicus curiae that supports a complaint in Ramsey County District Court against Gov. Tim Pawlenty's unallotment.

Required reading: House files amicus brief in unallotment case

House Research has completed the brief of amicus curiae that supports a complaint in Ramsey County District Court against Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s unallotment.

Nonpartisan House Research attorneys were asked on Monday to write the brief by the House Rules Committee. The Rules Committee agreed to side with the plaintiffs in the case on a 14-8 party-line vote. A House DFL spokesman announced this afternoon that the amicus brief has been filed with the court.

The complaint was filed by six low-income and disabled Minnesotans who have received benefits from programs that were cut earlier this year when Pawlenty used his unallotment authority to cut the 2010-2011 state budget. Judge Kathleen Gearin on Monday heard attorneys’ arguments in the case.


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